Florida Panthers vs. Washington Capitals Game 6 Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated May 13, 2022

Sitting on the brink of elimination, the Washington Capitals will try to keep their season alive on Friday when they travel to face the Florida Panthers for Game 6 of their first-round playoff series.

Florida
58-18-2-4
AT
May 13, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
Capital One Arena
Washington
44-26-9-3
Puckline -1.5 +139
Moneyline -171
Over / Under o +6.5

55%

Betting Action

45%

Puckline +1.5 -167
Moneyline +143
Over / Under u +6.5

55%

Betting Action

45%

The Florida Panthers scored five unanswered goals to beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 in Game 5 on Wednesday and now lead the first-round playoff series 3-2.

Florida has won now back-to-back games to take their first lead in a playoff series in a decade, pushing the Capitals to the brink. Washington will be back on home ice at Capital One Arena with their season on the line.

The Panthers are -183 favourites to win Game 6 on the NHL odds with a total of 6.5.

Panthers vs. Capitals NHL Betting Odds

Game 5 was wild, playing the Over for the second time so far in the series. Based on the fact that their three regular season matchups played the Over and that both teams were top 15 in scoring, it was the kind of score you would expect from this series. The Over has received 75 per cent of tonight’s bets, so far.

These past two games have been incredibly close, but if you have Florida taking the series tonight they are -185 to win in six games. On the other hand, if you like the Caps to push it to a Game 7, anything could happen and they are +625 to win in seven.

On the moneyline, 61 per cent of action is taking the Cats in Game 6. Washington has covered in three contests so far.

Florida Panthers

It looked like it was going to be a long night for the Panthers on Wednesday. Early penalty trouble proved costly once again and they gave up a power play goal in the first period. They opened the second flat-footed too, giving up back-to-back goals to go down 3-0 just four minutes into the period.

At that point, Florida’s sizzling hot goal scorer, Carter Verhaeghe, took over the game. The winger finished the night with two goals and three assists, powering the Cats to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory. This team is no stranger to come-from-behind wins. They won a ridiculous 29 games this season after trailing by one or more goals.

He’s not one of the big names out there for Florida, but Verhaeghe is tearing it up with five goals and five assists in this series.

Washington Capitals

The Caps held a healthy 3-0 lead early in the second period of Game 5, thanks to a pair of goals from their hottest scorer, T.J. Oshie. For the second night in a row, the Caps did not put in a full 60-minute effort, however. They allowed the Panthers to rally back in the third period.

Oshie, the 35-year-old American, leads the team with five goals and six points through the first five games of the series.

Winger Tom Wilson was spotted skating alone yesterday but is still listed as day-to-day after going down early in Game 1. He would provide a much-needed spark to the Caps if he can return tonight.

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